King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

Space Cowboys

A Clint Eastwood version of Armageddon that is almost as crappy. The only things better than Armageddon is that the actors aren't as annoying and the romance subplots are less obtrusive. Everything else is just as bad. Completely idiotic physics. Idiotic premise. In Armageddon the premise was a bunch of oil drillers were the only people qualified to drill a hole on an asteroid and plant a nuclear device to save the earth. In this version, the only people qualified are a bunch of astronaut rejects who became NASA scientists but are not long retired. They are the only ones qualified to repair a Russian satellite that used stolen U.S. designs. Even the ending is pretty much the same. And the camera work is just as bad, too jumpy to see what the hell is going on. Mostly I believe that's because the action can't sustain itself so the filmmaker used a jumpy camera to compensate.

1 star.

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